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Jenny Beth Martin delivers speech at Western Conservative Summit

Jenny Beth Martin delivers a speech at the 2014 Western Conservative Summit in Denver. The speech covers her recent experiences along the Texas/Mexico border, and underscores our need for protecting our borders and to oppose attempts at a "border bailout". The text of her speech is as follows: I bring news from the Rio Grande Valley, the breach point for the largest invasion of American territory since the British occupied and burned our capital city in the War of 1812. Just yesterday morning, I awoke in McAllen, Texas, having spent the better part of the past week seeing for myself – and for you – exactly what is happening along our ...

Exempt America: Reactions From the West Lawn

On Tuesday, the Exempt America Rally drew approximately 7,000 patriots from across America. Braving heat, missed work, and Beltway lobbyists, they came to demand Congress defund Obamacare. Tea Party Patriots National Coordinator Jenny Beth Martin said it best as the rally closed – despite the politicians and other speakers at the rally, the real attention deserves to be on the politically courageous men and women who stood for hours in the hot sun to defend their country. In honor of those who traveled to the Rally, Here are perspectives from those on the lawn. We couldn’t get to everyone, so be sure to post your own in the comments! ...

Tea Party Patriots interviews former Representative and Lieutenant Colonel Allen West

RUSH TRANSCRIPT Dustin Siggins: How are you doing at CPAC today? LTC Allen West: I’m doing very well. I’ve been up already, doing interviews, conducted some interviews with Next Generation TV shows   DS: How are things since you left Congress? What have you been up to? AW: I’ve been sitting here in the booth of PJ Media and our Next Generation Initiative, that has been my main focus. I’ve been doing a news program, an interview program, that tries to crystallize the news for young people, the Millennial Generation, to get them involved and get them the truth, but also get that bridge to their parents and grandparents, to get all ...

Congress at Lowest Approval Rating in History

Suffering Americans are Fed Up with Congressional Inaction on Spending WASHINGTON, DC – A new poll from Rasmussen Reports found that just nine percent (9%) of Likely Voters think Congress is doing a good or excellent job, tying the lowest rating ever for the second month in a row.  The poll also found that fifty percent (50%) rate congressional performance as poor.  The results come at a time when the majority of Americans say that they have had to make major lifestyle changes in the face of rising gas prices, according to Gallup, but Congress refuses to make meaningful spending cuts. “Americans believe bickering Members of Congress care ...

News Briefing for Wednesday, May 27

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: GOP Praises Court Halting Amnesty: 'Impatient Presidents Don't Get to Change the Law'  “…Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, declared, "on to the Supreme Court." "The U.S. Constitution vests the Congress with authority over immigration and naturalization. And as U.S. District Judge Hanen pointed out, President Obama simply treated Congress — and Article 2 — as if they didn’t exist.  "We are a Constitutional Republic, not a banana republic," Martin added. "Our Constitution, with its three co-equal branches, is the roadmap for the governing process. "As much as this would-be imperial president ...

News Briefing for Monday, May 25

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Far left, far right unite on some issues in Congress “…Just last week, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Tea Party Patriots joined forces in a media blitz aimed at forcing Congress to reject a reauthorization of the NSA bulk data collection program. On Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul went to the Senate floor to rail against the NSA in a filibuster-style speech. Sen. Martin Heinrich, a New Mexico Democrat, joined him with a speech of his own. “Given the overwhelming evidence that the current bulk collection program is not only unnecessary but also illegal, we’ve reached a critical turning ...

News Briefing for Friday, May 22

HEALTHCARE: Costs trouble Obamacare enrollees “More than one-third of Obamacare enrollees aren't happy with the extra out-of-pocket costs they must still pay for healthcare. Thirty-seven percent of respondents to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll released Thursday said they're "somewhat" or "very" dissatisfied with their plan's deductible — a set sum consumers must pay for some doctors visits or treatments before their insurer steps in. Those on plans that meet the new requirements under the Affordable Care Act were more likely to report problems with costs — like being unable to pay their medical bills or skipping doctors visits because of cost ...

News Briefing for Thursday, May 21

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Tea Party Group Teams With ACLU, NAACP On Patriot Act “Growing concerns about the Patriot Act’s renewal are creating strange bedfellows. The Tea Party Patriots and the ACLU are running TV ads urging Americans to “tell Congress [to] protect our privacy.” On top of that, the executive director of Iowa’s ACLU and Tea Party Patriots’ boss Jenny Beth Martin have coauthored an op-ed in the Des Moines Register on “the need for significant reforms to curtail government surveillance authorities, like some of those included in the Patriot Act.” And even the NAACP — which hasn’t always been kind to the tea party movement ...

News Briefing for Tuesday, May 19

HEALTHCARE: ObamaCare Premium Increases Next Year May Shock You “The top ObamaCare exchange insurers in six states where 2016 rate requests have already been filed are seeking to raise rates an average 18.6% next year. Early reports range from an alarming 36% hike sought by the dominant insurer in Tennessee, to a hefty 23% average increase requested by Oregon insurers, to a moderate 7.7% average rise proposed in Connecticut. Flyers promoting Blue Cross Blue Shield and ObamaCare are on display to attract Hispanic customers at a kiosk at Compare Foods in Winston-Salem, N.C.... Flyers promoting Blue Cross Blue Shield and ObamaCare are on display to ...

Tea Party Patriots Legislative Update for 05/18/15

CALENDAR: The House and Senate will both return to work tomorrow. The House will stay in session through Thursday, with no votes planned after 3 PM, and the Senate will stay in session through Friday. At the end of the week, both Houses will break for the Memorial Day recess, and they’ll return to Washington on Monday, June 1. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back into session on Tuesday, and took up several bills on the Suspension Calendar. They also passed H.R. 1732, the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act, which deals with Clean Water Act overregulation. On Wednesday, the House took up and passed H.R. 2048, the Uniting and ...